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Skyscraper Day

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Skyscraper Day

When : September 3rd

Skyscraper Day is a day to appreciate and admire the world's tallest skyscrapers.

Skyscrapers are truly engineering and architectural marvels. In many crowded cities, space is in short supply, and real estate prices are ever increasing. Building "up" becomes more and more logical. As technical capabilities in construction improved, skyscraper buildings have become taller and taller. In addition, there is a certain prestige to have one of the tallest buildings in the world in your city and country.

World's Tallest Buildings
Building Country Height(Feet) # Floors Year Built

1.Burj Khalifa Dubai 2,717 163 2010

2.Shanghai Tower Shanghai, China 2,073 121 2014

3.Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel Mecca, Saudi Arabia 1,971 120 2014

4.One World Trade Center New York City, NY, USA 1,776 104 2014

5.CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou, China 1,740 111 2016

6.Taipei 101 Taipei, Taiwan 1,671 101 2004

7.Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai, China 1,614 101 2008

8.International Commerce Centre Hong Kong, China 1,588 118 2010

9.Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1,483 88 1998

9..Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1,483 88 1998

11.Zifeng Tower Nanjing, China 1,476 89 2010

12.Willis Tower (formerly The Sears Tower) Chicago, Il 1,450 108 1974

13. KK100 Shenzhen, China 1,449 100 2011

14.Guanzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou, China 1,440 103 2010

15.Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago, IL., USA 1,389 98 2009

24.Empire State Building New York, New York 1,250 102 1931

A Tall Debate: There is some disagreement over how to measure the height of skyscrapers. At issue, is whether to measure the height of flagpoles and antenna atop most tall buildings.

Have a very happy Skyscraper Day.

Origin of Skyscraper Day:
We found no factual information about this special day. But, we do find skyscrapers to be fascinating.

Just Wondering......

"Skyscraper day is on September 3rd because that is Louis H. Sullivan's birthday (1856), the architect credited with the first skyscrapers." Nathan Bird, Sparks, Nevada.
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